Management and structure

Management Team

Ibán García del Blanco

Ibán García del Blanco is Executive President of Acción Cultural Española.
presidencia@accioncultural.es

With a Law degree from the University of León, he has been a practicing lawyer since 2003, specializing in Art Law. He is also executive secretary of Culture and Sports of the Federal Executive Commission of the PSOE (Spanish Socialist Party) and director of the Pablo Iglesias Foundation.
         He has been councillor and deputy mayor of the City of León, spokesman of the PSOE in the León Province (2011-2012) and senator by appointment of Castille and Leon (2012-2014). He has also held the position of Secretary of Culture and Social Movements of the Executive Committee of the PSOE (2014-2016), as well as president of the Student Board of the University of León (1999), vice president of CIRECYL, Interuniversity Council of Representatives of Students of universities of Castille and León (1998) and World University Chess sub-champion with the Spanish team in 1996.
          He has also been director of Institutional Relations and Strategy of the writers union of Spain, ALMA, and collaborates occasionally in eldiario.es, El País, El Mundo, El Español or Huffington Post, as well as in television debates.
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Eduardo Fernández Palomares

Eduardo Fernández Palomares es director Financiero y de Recursos en Acción Cultural Española.
dirfinanciera@accioncultural.es

Licenciado en Derecho  por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), es también diplomado en Técnicas Comerciales y Marketing  por ESTECO, certificado de Estudios Avanzados en Fusiones y Adquisiciones de Empresas de la UAM y graduado en el Programa de Liderazgo para la Gestión Pública  del IESE.                    Abogado del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, ha desempeñado diversos puestos en el sector privado de gestión y asesoría jurídica. Funcionario de carrera del Cuerpo Superior de Administradores Civiles del Estado desde 2008, ha sido coordinador de Proyectos en el Gabinete Técnico del Director General de la Policía y la Guardia Civil, jefe del Área de Relaciones Laborales y subdirector general adjunto de Personal del Ministerio del Interior, y posteriormente subdirector general de Personal del Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM) del Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes.
        Es coautor de “Nuevos Tiempos para la Función Pública. Propuestas para atraer y retener el talento en la Administración General del Estado” (INAP, 2017). Hasta septiembre de 2017, fue subdirector general del INAEM.
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Santiago Herrero Amigo

Santiago Herrero Amigo is AC/E's Director of Programmes.
dirprogramacion@accioncultural.es

He holds a degree in Law from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and he has also followed studies in Arts.
          As a career diplomat, he has been Cultural Attaché in the embassies of Norway and Pakistan. From 2012 to 2016 he was Cultural Attaché at the Spanish Embassy in Japan.  
          From 2016 to 2017 he became Deputy Director General for Cooperation with Latin America, before joining AC/E in September 2017 as Director of Programmes. 
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Pilar Gómez Gutiérrez

Pilar Gómez Gutiérrez is currently Director of Production at AC/E.
dirproduccion@accioncultural.es

She studies a French degree at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid.
A cultural management professional with more than 30 years’ experience, she began her career in 1982 as a manager of major theatres such as the Lara de Madrid. She combined this activity with what would be her profession for many years, being in charge of producing different stagings and tours under the direction of Manuel Canseco, José Osuna, Miguel Narros and Emilio Hernández, among others, for successive editions of the Veranos de la Villa programme of summer events and the Almagro, Sagunto and Mérida festivals.
          In 1988 she set up her own company, producing cultural projects and events of different kinds such as general meetings of financial and business institutions. After becoming director of Production of the International Festival of Mérida in 1990, she worked on different independent productions, prominent among which was La Fiesta Barroca, organised as part of the Madrid Capital of Culture events. In 1995 she was appointed Director of Production of the Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico directed by Adolfo Marsillach.
          In 2005, after serving in the Department of Culture of the regional government of Castile-La Mancha, she joined the Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior, S.A., SEACEX, occupying the post of Director of Projects and Coordination until the merger and creation in December 2010 of the current Sociedad Estatal de Acción Cultural. 
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Board of directors

President
Ibán García del Blanco

Members
Miguel Albero Suárez
Director of Cultural and Scientific Relations. AECID
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation
Manuel Ángel de Miguel Monterrubio
Deputy Director General of Personal Income Tax, Directorate General for Taxation
Ministry of the Treasury
Luis Manuel García Montero
Director of Instituto Cervantes
Carlos Guervós Maíllo
Deputy-Director of Intellectual Property
Ministry of Culture and Sports
María Ángeles González Rufo
Deputy-Director of eProcurement
Ministry of the Treasury
Francisco Javier González Ruiz
Secretary General of the Directorate General for State Heritage
Ministry of the Treasury
María Hilda Jiménez Núñez
General Vice-Secretary
Presidency of the Government
Javier Rivera Blanco
Deputy Director of the Institute for Spanish Cultural Heritage
Ministry of Culture and Sports
Amador Luis Sánchez Rico
Director General of Communication and Diplomatic Information
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation
Cristina Serrano Leal
Director General of International Economic Relations
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation
Camilo Vázquez Bello
Deputy-Director for Cooperation and the Promotion of Culture Abroad
Ministry of Culture and Sports

Secretary of the Board:
Miguel Sampol Pucurull
Head of EU Litigation Unit
Legal Service before the ECJ. Secretariat of State for the European Union. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation
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Audit and control comission

President
Francisco Javier González Ruiz
Secretary General of the Directorate General for State Heritage
Ministry of the Treasury


Members
María Ángeles González Rufo
Deputy-Director of eProcurement 
Ministry of the Treasury


Manuel Ángel de Miguel Monterrubio
Deputy Director General of Personal Income Tax, Directorate General for Taxation.
Ministry of the Treasury


Secretary non member
Miguel Sampol Pucurull
Head of EU Litigation Unit
Legal Service before the ECJ. Secretariat of State for the European Union. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation 
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